You can take the girl out of Oz, but you can't take the Aussie out of the girl. Maria's observations and friendly Aussie style make her a favorite with audiences and give her global comedic appeal. Point Loma Life Magazine's 5 page cover article called her animated style 'fun to watch and simply hilarious'.
Her numerous TV appearances include KUSI's Good Morning San Diego, UTTV's Comic Strip and The Dr Phil Show. Internationally she's performed in Australia several times, and at England's Henley Fringe Festival. Maria is the first Aussie female to perform in India at Mumbai's Laugh Factory; the only comic to grace the main stage at the world renowned EAA-Air Venture in Wisconsin; and the first comic to perform stand up at National Comedy Theatre's San Diego venue when she opened for 'Kids in the Hall's' Kevin McDonald.
Maria's outgoing Aussie 'take on life' has been a welcome addition to other Festivals including San Diego Comedy Festival, and the inaugural Laughlin Laugh Fest where she performed on the Rising Female Stars Show. Other stages and clubs include South Point Casino Las Vegas, Edgewater Casino Laughlin, The Irvine Improv, Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Stores and Ice House Pasadena.
Maria is also an award winning Radio & TV journalist, news reader; and voice over specialist, whose 'goldfish' character is a favorite on San Diego's sketch comedy radio show 'Keeping it Weird'. And with more than 20 years of MC experience at fundraisers, comedy shows, music fests and state fairs, and 10 years in full time morning radio, she's not only professional but on the spot funny, every time.
STAND UP COMEDY
South Point Casino Las Vegas The Irvine Improv
Edgewater Casino Laughlin Ice House Comedy Club
Madhouse Comedy Club Hollywood Improv
The Coach House CA The Punch Line Sacramento
Flappers Comedy Clubs The Comedy Store LA/La Jolla
Laughlin Laff Fest Little Creatures Comedy Club – Perth, Australia
Henley Fringe U.K. Laugh Resort Comedy Club – Perth, Australia
House of Blues San Diego Brass Monkey Comedy Lounge – Perth, Australia
National Comedy Theater Hon- Dah Casino, Pine Top, AZ
Canvas Laugh Factory Mumbai EAA Air Venture, Osh Kosh WI
CORPORATE HOSTING & COMEDY PERFORMANCES
list available upon request.
UT-TV Comic San Diego, CA
KUSI TV Guest/ Comic San Diego, CA
DR PHIL SHOW Guest Los Angeles, CA
1998 NFL NATIONAL PROMOTION Presenter State College, PA
PATH TO AUSTRALIA Narrator Pittsburgh, PA
NATIONAL TV APPEALATHON Host Ch 7, Brisbane AUSTRALIA
TOWARDS 2000 - GOLD COAST Narrator Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA
NOT NOW DARLING Janie Perth, AUSTRALIA
SOUND OF MUSIC Maria Perth, AUSTRALIA
BOB HOOVER MOVIE Exec Producer Los Angeles, CA
3WZ FM State College PA Morning Show Co-Host & Producer
HOT 101 Youngstown OH Midday Air Personality
WAX FM Youngstown OH Morning Show Co-Host & News Director
TRIPLE M Gold Coast AUSTRALIA News Director & News Reader
96 FM Perth AUSTRALIA Morning News Reader & Reporter
1079 FM Alpine CA Radio Actor 'Keeping it Weird'
TV & RADIO COMMERCIALS - VOICE OVERS & BOOK NARRATIONS
List upon request
COMEDY National Comedy Theatre San Diego
Kevin McDonald's Sketch Comedy Workshop
Private - Dat Phan, Chris Clobber, Tony Calabrese
TV/RADIO Diploma – T.A.F.E College, Mt Lawley, AUSTRALIA
Radio Journalism Cadetship - 96FM Perth, AUSTRALIA
MODELLING Marjory McGann Modelling Agency - Perth, AUSTRALIA
SPECIAL SKILLS & HOBBIES
Writer-Editor/ Accents & Character Voice Overs/ Fluent in Dutch/ Photographer/Martial Artist